Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Workshop: Creating an Illustrated Children's Book

Tuesday I attended a free workshop at A1 Book Fairs Warehouse that was put on by Writers Unite to Fight Cancer.
To invite a bookaholic like me to attend an event in a book warehouse, could have been dangerous, but I was strong. 
Our Host from A1 Book Fairs Warehouse.
Margaret Turley was the organizer of the event.
Deirdra did a presentation on illustrating, different types of illustrations that you might choose for your book, and choosing an artist.
Deirdra , Cecily Markland, Margaret Turley, Patti Hulet, Cindy R Williams. Deirdra, Patti & Cindy did presentations about how to create a children's book.
 After the presentation there were books and pictures to purchase.
Cindy Williams personalized her book Chase McKay Didn't Get up Today.
Deirdra had some of her prints available. To see some of her other prints go to
There was a good sized crowd in attendance.
Teresa Sneed (who's 1st book will be published soon)
And best of all, besides learning a lot about the process that goes into writing and illustrating a children's book, I got to spend time with my cousin's Chris & Deirdra.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011


A few weeks ago Leanne planted a few vegetable plants in the front yard. Vegetables grow better in the front yard and they taste better, than backyard vegetables.
We have 1 cucumber plant, you can't tell by the picture but it has a lot of blooms on it.
A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed this cucumber as part of our Sunday Dinner. It was sweet and crisp.
Yesterday when we got home from church, this little guy had grown. It was about  inches long yesterday, and growing fast. Maybe another Sunday treat?
There is also a cherry tomato plant that is producing nicely.
The Rosemary bushes are along standing part of the landscaping. They are thriving too.
Soon it will be too hot for the cucumbers and tomatoes so we will enjoy while we can.

Monday, June 6, 2011


 Leanne's birthday was yesterday June 5, it ended the part of the year that she and Tom are the same age. He is happy to point out that she is older again.
We decided to celebrate today, because Hunter and Jordyn are visiting for the week.
We had Pizza for dinner.
Tom and the kids made an Andes Candy Cheesecake as our celebratory sweet.

 It was yummy as always.
After dinner Hunter challenged us to a game of Uno Attack